Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1977-04-26
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD, via Teddy Good Bear's tree
#1; note quality reported on a par with 4/25 from same source
- 2004-04-09 14:41:57
- Passaic, NJ
- Audience Recording
- Transferred by
- Teddy Goodbear
- Capitol Theater
Subject: Frankentrack at the end is a mix of an AUD from 5/8/1977
Subject: Lazy Lightning "Encore"
In researching whether anything was missing, I of course checked here and etree.org, looking for all copies in existence. This copy with the Lazy Lightning encore here is incorrect.
Several offers of proof.
1. DAT tape from 1999
COMMENTS No encore. (1) Dancing In The Street is not reprised at the end.
RECORDING AUD 150 with the beginning of Bertha clipped and minor cuts in Tennessee Jed.
Source: Teddy GoodBear AUD Front Row Center
3. From the original tree source (linked in the description ironically): http://www.goodbear.com/tree.html
Source: Panasonic AM/FM Stereo 'boom box like' w/condenser mics) > CM (Cassette Masters) > various equalizers & editors > CD or DAT
4. From the "Official" video that exists here:
Note how heads are waiting with bic lighters. Waiting for an encore that never comes. Finally the video shows people leaving.
5. Lazy Lightning has never been played as an encore or without being followed by Supplication.
6. If one downloads the Lazy Lightning encore from this listing, it becomes obvious that this was filler of some sort from the April '77 run. Possibly other stuff, but the lazy Lightning and anything after is included here erroneously.
Just setting the record straight here as many people's only interaction with the Dead or downloading/ streaming shows is the Archive Project.
For whatever reason, it appears there is no known source besides the Teddy Goodbear and that has been heavily edited to make it listenable. Perhaps with the new batches of Betty Boards that are surfacing, we will get another gem.
The video is really cool as well.
I will post another source from the original DATs shortly.
One final point: I was involved in treeing these tapes back in the day and remember some of the names you still see (how crazy is it these pages still exist?)
Kudos to everyone that made this happen back in the day and peace and love to everyone that hears the fruits in years to come.
THERE WAS NO ENCORE on 4/26/1977! lol
Subject: Some nice highlights worth giving an ear
Most folks on the Dead sites know me as a soundboard whore (which I am) but this is a great Aud recording, especially given the date and equipment available at the time. Huge thanks need to be given to all those that took their time, money and efforts to record these shows on their own accord for us to enjoy decades later.
Recording Quality: low signal to noise ratio, very little distortion, good recording level across the board, no wavering, fluctuations or tape issues - it's a solid 8/8.5 sonically
As for the show itself, it's not a barn burner nor top-lister by any means but a handful of songs are definitely worth an ear; Bertha, Estimated, Dancin', Eyes, and especially Stella, Jer closes the show strong.
Subject: Standard '77 show.
Subject: Very listenable AUD
Subject: Find/Get the 19770427 video(s) instead
Find/Get the 19770427 video(s) instead!
The video quality is the same, but the setlist & audio qualities are MUCH, MUCH better ...
Subject: laying up in jersey
first set pretty laid back, and the song selection pattern never quite gets the energy up and builds to any kind of crescendo. (4-way, my ass! if i see that guy outside...) save for an energetic big river (nice work, keith!) and an ever-improving estimated (cool sound, jer!)which i really dig in the first set position, a competent but otherwise very forgetable set.
second set not much different. nothing, save the dancin' stood out for me. a week from now after the nyc run, i don't expect i'll even remember what they played tonight with looking at my crib notes.
tomorrow i'm going stone cold sober. maybe a night off will do the trick?
note to LMOTs*: the band members don't play differently because you call their names, yell song titles or go all beatles-teeny-bopper-orgasmic with your repeated "oh my gods" during a song. save the inane yacking for after the show - did you come to listen or to blab?
simple equation: mic + taper + your promximity to same = shutyourmouthanddance.
no wants to hear you in the first place, much less for eternity.
Subject: check out his little video bit from the gig
Lots of things to see. Bob in beard. Travis Bean guitar. Moog keyboard. Donna restrained. Mickey, Bill, Keith and Phil trying to get a little air time. Jerry is having a great time on his solo.
Subject: Seeing is believeing
Subject: How did it sound in 1977 from the FRONT ROW ?
Subject: Poor Audience Recording
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